Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Colony of Virginia.
Jefferson was the third of ten children in a prosperous family, permitting him to receive private tutoring at the age of five. He was an excellent student and gifted violinist who enjoyed dancing and horseback riding. Jefferson went on to graduate from the College of William & Mary with highest honors and began to study law. Jefferson was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1767.